Saturday, September 09, 2006

Enough to secure the border ten times over

Chris Simcox, of the Minutemen, estimates that 2.2 miles of fencing along a section of the Arizona-Mexico border costs about $17,000. Congressman John Murtha says that the travesty in Iraq is costing us $11 million an hour. Now, how much border fencing would that pay for, and how many National Guardsmen might be maintained at $11 million an hour?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't think that our U.S. Federal government is capable of laying 2.2 miles of kite string along the the U.S./Mexican border for $17,000. $17,000 wouldn't even pay for a preliminary environmental impact study/opinion on the effects of a 2.2 mile long piece of cotton string stretched across the desert.

That said however, we could probably seal our southern border tighter than a Pit Bull's clamped jaws for less than the cost of three weeks of Iraq campaign expenses.